Gymnopus luxurians

Common Names: Gymnopus luxurians
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Marasmiaceae

A reddish-brown mushroom commonly found in woodchips. It has a smooth, reddish brown cap that fades to tan as it gets older. Gills are white when young and become pinkish buff with age. Stem is tough, twisted, with no partial veil.

It is almost always found in woodchips, growing in clusters. It can be found in lawns, growing from roots underneath. Grows in the late summer and fall.

Edible Notes: One older source lists this as edible, however not much information is available and most guides report the taste as bitter or acrid.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.